Atupele says Malawi needs strong opposition: UDF, DPP to maintain alliance

It is in the interest of Malawi democracy to have a strong opposition for checks and balance, United Democratic Front (UDF) president Atupele Muluzi has said, disclosing that his party will maintain its alliance with Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) up to the next general election.

Atupele Muluzi: Malawi needs a strong and effective opposition

Muluzi—who was running mate for former president Peter Mutharika in the court-ordered June 23 Fresh Presidential Election—said the role of opposition  is as important as that of the governing.

He said the opposition ensures that the ruling political parties have a definite programme and policy to offer to the people and who can show a progressive path by action and not just by propaganda.

“Malawi needs a strong and effective opposition. The UDF and DPP working together provide that alternative voice,” said Muluzi.

Muluzi, who is son to former president Bakili Muluzi, said the role of the opposition is not to oppose every decision of the government. Rather, it is the duty of the opposition to support government for the acts that are in the interest of the nation.

“Political parties must aspire to play a constructive role rather than a detrimental one,” he pointed out.

On the DPP-UDF alliance, governance analyst Makhumbo Munthali tipped Muluzi to embark on a rebuilding exercise of his party.

Munthali said UDF should conduct “a post-mortem of why the party’s popularity has been dwindling over time despite being in partnership with DPP.”

Political observers say UDF needs to strengthen its ground base and need a new approach.

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Jasphet Simvula
Jasphet Simvula
1 year ago

Atupele you will not lead Malawi as no Malawian wants a Muluzi. Remember you don’t have a Parliamentary seat. So where will you oppose Tonse? Maybe in your dreams you product of nepotism. Matola should have led UDF. But your thieving father Bakili engineered your win.

Jasphet Simvula
Jasphet Simvula
1 year ago

Atupele you need to remain silent. For every time you open your mouth we are reminded of the Father of Corruption Bakili Muluzi.

Gee
Gee
1 year ago

Akuluwa sitimavutikanso ndikuwerenga nkhani yawo, timangolowa straight ku ma comments, mwana wopusa uyu

Dzonzi
1 year ago

Akukamba za Boma nawinako Boma amenewa? Anazolowera kuberekedwa awa adzathera momwemu. Kutha ngati makatani.

Mwini muzi
1 year ago

For Democracy to be strong, Iam of the view that the 50%+1 should serve it’s intended purpose whereby individual parties should contest elections without being in alliances. This definately will live two strong parties to finally contest on rerun. Smaller parties with representations in parliament will contribute effectively. In the current situation, these smaller parties have weakened democracy for they have been swallowed in the alliances.

Concerned citizen
Concerned citizen
1 year ago

What Atupele has said is 100% correct; though the alliance with the DPP is what is slowly eating up his party (UDF). So, be careful young man.

Nachisale
Nachisale
1 year ago

Koma heluwuu inu munadya zochuluka tiyeni uko udf lero?😂😂

Kennedy
Kennedy
1 year ago

Foolish man and selfish. He is a sellout never will he receive stolen cash again anakwera yokuphwa. He never think about tomorrow.

Hypocrite Z
1 year ago

Point taken. [As long as the pockets are full]

ERUTU
ERUTU
1 year ago

Nothing for Atupele Muluzi that’s the end of him and his FAMILY PARTY – zonse zatha

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